Today I had to hit it on my own. I stopped by the Gold’s at William Cannon and Mopac (one of my favortite gyms) after my morning clients and knocked out a pretty good chest workout on their variety of handicap accessible machines.
Vertical Bench Press Machine 5 sets 10-15 reps
Incline Press Machine 5 sets 12-15 reps
Pec Fly Machine 4 sets 12-15 reps
Seated DB Curls (cuz I felt like my bi’s were looking wimpy) 4 sets 10-12 reps
Today I traveled to Round Rock (way on the other side of Austin from my house) to train with my two hot friends, Katie and Brenda. It was leg training…..and for me it was singular….one leg. I tried to push it as hard as I could, even through the vicoden stupor. By the time I finished and was leaving the gym on crutches and one tired leg, I was questioning whether working that one good leg was a good idea. Gotta keep the size on my good leg, right?
Leg Press (one leg) 5 sets 12-15 reps
Leg extensions (one leg) 5 sets 12-15 reps
Seated Leg Curls (one leg) 4 sets 12-15 reps
Calf Press 4 sets 12-15 reps.
Well, it’s been a difficult week since my surgery. I’ve gone through some personal struggles that nobody deserves…..I just can’t go into that, but trust me….it’s terrible and has nothing to do with my physical injury.
But, one thing that’s constant is that when you get into the gym and start pumping the iron your muscles start stretching and flexing. The blood rushes in and the vascularity pops up revealing the road maps from years of training. And, before you know it, you begin to feel that there is still order to the world. At least to the world that you control. That’s your training and your diet…..how you attack the weights, how far you push yourself past the burn…. It feels good! And, no matter what else is going on you feel better for a while. Especially if you have smoking hot training partners like Katie and Brenda! They’re gorgeous and they’re funny, and most importantly they’re there for me and they got my back. It was so much fun to get to spend the workout with them today. Despite the fact that we had to use too many machines (because training standing on one leg feels horrible) we got a great workout and had a fantastic time doing it.
Brenda, by the way, will be competing in the NPC Capital of Texas Roundup next week. She is looking incredible and is going to be very difficult to beat!
Shoulder press machine 5 sets 12-20 reps
seated (for me) DB Lateral raise 5 sets 12-15 reps
Machine rear delt flys 5 sets 12-15 reps
Seated db tricep ext 5 sets 15-20 reps
Tricep pressdowns 4 sets 12-15 reps
Seated DB curls 5 sets 10-12 reps
Machine preacher curls 4 sets 8-12 reps.
While Abby and I were waiting outside for the finals of the Team Universe to begin. Photographer, Walt Ostarly, came up and introduced himself and snapped 2 or 3 photos of us. I’d seen Walt’s work previously and had been wanting him to shoot Abby Marie. He’s a super nice guy and his photography is incredible. He literally only snapped 2 or 3 shots of us and got this one.
Today I met Brenda at Gold’s for my first workout after my tendon reattachment surgery. The leg is so swollen (all the way down to my horrible looking foot) and is still hurting quite a bit. I decided it would be best to do a chest workout on machines so I wouldn’t have to worry so much about balance and getting up and down off the bench. It worked out pretty well. I got a decent workout without hurting myself. Brenda helped me up and down and held my crutches during my sets. She’s a great workout partner and an awesome friend!
Incline Press Machine 5 sets 15-20 reps
Vertical Bench press machine 4 sets 10-12 reps
Pec Fly machine 4sets 10-12 reps
Dr. Thomas Burns repaired my ruptured biceps femoris tendon on Friday. He’s really good. He reattached my biceps tendon on my right arm 10 years ago and it was as good as new in no time.
Dr. Burns said that the surgery went extremely well. I’ll be going in tomorrow or Tuesday to get out of the cast and into a good brace. I was in alot of pain Friday evening and all day yesterday. I pretty much stayed in a hydrocodone induced stupor. Today it was quite a bit better. I plan to return to work tomorrow and might even do some light upper body training.
Brenda made to trip to Hyde Park Gym to train shoulders with me today. My injured leg is even more swollen. I had to be really careful. It wasn’t the best shoulder workout, but I got some stimulation going. I’m scheduled for surgery tomorrow at 12:45 pm. The biceps femoris (lateral hamstring) tendon is completely ruptured. I also had a partial tear of the lateral collateral ligament. Dr. Burns said that the ligament will heal on its own. He’ll reattach the tedon by drilling a couple of holes and suturing in back down to the bone.
Overhead DB press 5 sets 20-25 reps
Lateral raise 4 sets 12-15 reps
Rear Delt machine flys 5 sets 12-15 reps
Well, today I got a good chest workout with my gorgeous friend, Brenda. It was great to see her again We haven’t been able to match up schedules for about a week and a half. It was difficult to push hard on bench and incline without tightening my torn hamstring, but somehow I got through it.
Bench press 5 sets 10-12 reps 1 set 20 reps
Incline press 4 sets 12 reps
Machine pec flys 4 sets 12-15 reps
Finally this afternoon I got the results of my MRI. I have a completely ruptured biceps femoris tendon and a torn lateral collateral ligament. I will go in for surgery on Friday. Let the healing begin!!!
Team Universe 2008….Look out!!!